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Amanda L. Neilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2006
 

Architectural Photography: Historic Buildings


 
 
I would love any tips on capturing historical buildings in my home town.


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2/19/2006 7:36:11 PM

 
Amanda L. Neilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2006
 
 
 
Here are a couple of shots I have taken in the past couple of months.


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2/19/2006 7:38:24 PM

 
Amanda L. Neilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2006
 
 
 
Had a bit of trouble uplaoding them.


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2/19/2006 7:44:21 PM

 
Amanda L. Neilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2006
 
 
 
I'll try again


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2/19/2006 7:45:43 PM

 
Amanda L. Neilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2006
  OK, it's obvious I need alot of help. Maybe you could check out the photo's in my gallery of the historical buildings and then give me some advice.
Please somebody.


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2/19/2006 7:59:08 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Well, Amanda, here's my spin on this project. I did a shoot a few months ago that was used for advertising a historical (some say also haunted) hotel in San Diego. The place was built around 1920. While the structure had a lot of ornate decorations, what I found really fascinating was the architectural interior details, the brass accents, the incredible hand-carved woodwork, the fabrics, gracious sweeps of the stairways, and so forth. So, a lot of my efforts concentrated on those and I mean in GREAT detail with different and dramatic lighting, with and without people in the shots. The project finished off with a horsedrawn carriage parked in front of the main entrance, and guests and driver in period costumes. Not a car in sight. The clients loved the whole thing, along with the art director and designer. Whaddya think?
Mark


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2/20/2006 2:01:18 PM

 
Amanda L. Neilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2006
  Thanks for the ideas Mark. It is for a local Competition here in Australia and the first one I've entered. Our town is an old gold mining town and we have a lot of buildings about 150 years old. I would love to get the feel of the gold History as well as the building I chose.


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2/20/2006 3:18:54 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Hey Amanda... To include a picture in a chat thread, be sure (1) that you sign in completely first, before replying, and (2) you pick a file on your PC's hard drive (there isn't an option to pull a picture from your Gallery into your chat thread.)


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2/20/2006 6:43:58 PM

 
Dick Metcalf   Avoid distortion due to perspective by using as long a lens as possible.


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2/21/2006 7:42:37 AM

 
Jessica Meulendyke   Architecture, especially historical architecture is one of my passions. Check out my website for some of my work. Like some of the other responses, it's nice to get the whole of the building, but what makes the best effect is to capture pieces that really portray the history.

My Architecture photos:
http://www.photoreflect.com/scripts/prsm.dll?eventthumbs?event=0FWD0000

My website:
www.vidiphotography.bravehost.com


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2/21/2006 7:44:45 AM

 
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